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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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601 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Questica Budget

2 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I feel that any accounting office in a non-profit setting would benefit from MIP. I used it in a former position as senior accountant for a community action agency for over 6 years and recommended it to the VP of Finance and our COO when I came to the clinic last year. After researching, they both agreed it would better suit our needs than the software we were using. MIP really understands what non-profits need when it comes to tracking financials and all the different scenarios funders have when it comes to what they want to see and gets the job well in hand.
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Questica Budget

[PowerPlan is well suited for] Any Utility who handles their own Fixed Asset Accounting and Reporting. There are very few specialized solutions in this space that can handle this out of the box. Core functionality and support with PowerPlan are excellent. If you have a firm or service that handles a portion or the majority of your Fixed Asset Accounting and Reporting than this solution is overkill and costly for what you need. There may be other options also if you have a robust internal technology team that is comfortable developing another major fixed asset solution into what you need. Cloud Hosting is also not available at this time and will likely be several releases out and be a major redesign (unstable) at first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Questica Budget
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Questica Budget
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Questica Budget
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Questica Budget
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Questica Budget
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Questica Budget

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Questica Budget
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Questica Budget
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Questica Budget

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Questica Budget
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Questica Budget
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Questica Budget

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Questica Budget
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Questica Budget
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Questica Budget
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Questica Budget

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Questica Budget
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Questica Budget
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Questica Budget
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Questica Budget
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Questica Budget
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Questica Budget
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Questica Budget
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Questica Budget
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Questica Budget
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Questica Budget
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Questica Budget
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Questica Budget
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Questica Budget
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Questica Budget

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Questica Budget
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Questica Budget
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Questica Budget
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Questica Budget
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Questica Budget

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Questica Budget
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Questica Budget
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Questica Budget
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Questica Budget
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Questica Budget

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Questica Budget
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Questica Budget
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Questica Budget
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Questica Budget
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Questica Budget
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Questica Budget
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Questica Budget
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Questica Budget

Pros

  • Reporting - MIP is particularly strong in reporting. We have been able to create custom reports for all major funding sources, strong internal reports for senior management and the board of trustees, and detailed general ledger reports to ensure data is being accurately entered into the accounting system.
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable processing & reporting - MIP has allowed us to add efficiency to these 2 key areas of our department. The entering and reviewing of accounts payable has become easier, and we have significantly reduced the time it takes to file accounts payable invoices (invoices are now being filed by batch, previously they were being filed alphabetically, which took a significant amount of time). The accounts receivable process has been streamlined through MIP. Invoicing tenants, pledges and grants are setup as recurring invoices, which makes this process very easy on a monthly basis. Also, internal monitoring of outstanding accounts receivable has been improved due to MIP's ability to generate custom accounts receivable reports.
  • Copying sessions/setting up recurring entries - MIP allows you to copy previous sessions that have been posted into the accounting system. Being a non-profit, some of our allocation journal entries and other entries can be quite large. The ability to copy a session that has been previously posted saves us a significant amount of time. MIP also allows you to setup weekly/monthly recurring entries. Again, not having to manually enter these entries on a weekly/month basis saves us a significant amount of time.
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  • Allow the use of retirement units for unitization out of the box.
  • Align with Ferc Account and Reporting Standards
  • Provide Dashboards that can be configured for different users or groups
  • Functions well in a Project Centric Accounting Environment.
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Cons

  • You cannot put special characters into user defined fields, this will not allow payroll to process for an individual.
  • Cannot delete unused distribution codes.
  • Prompts to save a report every time there is a change, impractical.
  • HR module instruction manual is written poorly and missing steps, it's obvious this hasn't been written by the same developers, needs to be reviewed.
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  • The backend technology is dated and requires specialized skills or PowerPlan assistance to develop on.
  • UI is also outdated and not as visually appealing as users are now accustomed to.
  • Reporting is basic in functionality and appearance.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
It's the best software to fit our needs.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
For accountant types the software is very logical.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 6 answers
Yes, it works very well about 95% of the time. I don't notice any slow down with any programs it integrates with.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Support has been extremely helpful when I've had to call. All issues have been resolved on the first try. They have often given me ideas to try and where to look to find additional help if needed. Never seem to busy to answer a question and ready to listen to the customer.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting7.9
Based on 6 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to adapt to any users level
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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I do not know about the implementation of the software as I was not employed by the agency at that time
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Alternatives Considered

MIP has had a long history with our organization. It was purchased over 15 years ago for this organization. At this time we are not even considering alternatives. I am very satisfied with the product with a few small caveats. As stated earlier, I have only worked for this agency for 3 years; therefore, I did not take part in the selection of the software.
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Oracle Financials (E-Business Suite) is a very Robust ERP solution that has better integration, reporting and functionality than PowerPlan. It also operates on a more Robust Technology Stack. The Fixed Assets Module is a great solution but lacks support for Utility Specific features and functionality, so much so that we chose PowerPlan to take over this specific functionality while still utilizing Oracle for the Majority of our Project and other Accounting Functions.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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Return on Investment

  • Great! [We] always able to improve processes & reporting.
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  • Better Fixed Asset Reporting to Provide to Rate Commissions.
  • Allowed us to embark on a major Unitization initiative and re-design of our retirement catalog.
  • Focus the Support team on other technologies due to the stable nature and good vendor support.
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Pricing Details

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Questica Budget

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details